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Access 86,000 post-secondary students and a diverse workforce of skilled and experienced talent.

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Cost Advantage

Waterloo offers significant cost advantages compared to other North American cities.

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Research and Development

Waterloo is home to research centres specializing in automotive, manufacturing, artificial intelligence and more.

Strategic Location

Strategically located along Canada’s busiest superhighway and next to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Waterloo is just a short drive (105km/65mi) to North America’s 4th largest metropolitan area. With one-day access to 187+ million consumers in the United States and Canada (1200km/745mi radius) and a renewed commitment to free trade in North America, moving products and establishing supply chains across borders is easier than ever.

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Waterloo is located in Southern Ontario within a 1 day's drive to Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, New York City and Boston.
Quick Facts
Waterloo is North America's #1 small tech talent market (source: CBRE)
One of the fastest-growing communities in Canada
Located in the middle of the Detroit-Toronto automotive corridor
The second highest density of startups in North America
Most VC investments per capita in Canada
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Market Data

For those looking to locate, relocate or expand, Waterloo offers a competitive winning edge. To learn more about our community, find relevant, up-to-date information about demographics and statistics, business real estate listings, industry and sector-specific businesses and support organizations, and available incentives.


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